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- 1. John DEGENKOLB, Giant-Shimano, in 4:02:55
- 2. Vicente REYNES MIMO, IAM Cycling, at :00
- 3. Michael MATTHEWS, Orica-GreenEdge, at :00
- 4. Damiano CARUSO, Cannondale, at :00
- 5. Daniel MARTIN, Garmin-Sharp, at :00
- 6. Alexandr KOLOBNEV, Katusha, at :00
- 7. Lloyd MONDORY, Ag2r La Mondiale, at :00
- 8. Valerio CONTI, Lampre-Merida, at :00
- 9. Bob JUNGELS, Trek Factory Racing, at :00
- 10. Fabio ARU, Astana, at :00
- 11. Pieter SERRY, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at :00
- 12. Elia FAVILLI, Lampre-Merida, at :00
- 13. Christophe LE MEVEL, Cofidis, at :00
- 14. Sergio PARDILLA BELLON, MTN-Qhubeka, at :00
- 15. José HERRADA LOPEZ, Movistar, at :00
- 16. George BENNETT, Cannondale, at :00
- 17. Warren BARGUIL, Giant-Shimano, at :00
- 18. Jhoan Esteban CHAVES RUBIO, Orica-GreenEdge, at :00
- 19. Alberto CONTADOR VELASCO, Tinkoff-Saxo, at :00
- 20. Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE, Movistar, at :00
- 21. Eduard VORGANOV, Katusha, at :00
- 22. Oliver ZAUGG, Tinkoff-Saxo, at :00
- 23. Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ, Katusha, at :00
- 24. Christopher FROOME, Sky, at :00
- 25. Luis Angel MATE MARDONES, Cofidis, at :00
- 26. Kenny ELISSONDE, FDJ.fr, at :00
- 27. Wilco KELDERMAN, Belkin, at :00
- 28. Wouter POELS, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at :00
- 29. Paolo TIRALONGO, Astana, at :00
- 30. Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS, Movistar, at :00
- 31. Andre Fernando S. Martins CARDOSO, Garmin-Sharp, at :00
- 32. Maxime MONFORT, Lotto-Belisol, at :00
- 33. Rigoberto URAN URAN, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at :00
- 34. Przemyslaw NIEMIEC, Lampre-Merida, at :00
- 35. Andrey AMADOR BAKKAZAKOVA, Movistar, at :00
- 36. Cadel EVANS, BMC Racing, at :00
- 37. Mikel NIEVE ITURALDE, Sky, at :00
- 38. Laurens TEN DAM, Belkin, at :00
- 39. Samuel SANCHEZ GONZALEZ, BMC Racing, at :00
- 40. Robert GESINK, Belkin, at :00
- 41. Steve MORABITO, BMC Racing, at :00
- 42. Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER, Katusha, at :00
- 43. Peio BILBAO, Caja Rural-Seguros RGA, at :00
- 44. Winner ANACONA GOMEZ, Lampre-Merida, at :00
- 45. Haimar ZUBELDIA AGIRRE, Trek Factory Racing, at :00
- 46. Tanel KANGERT, Astana, at :00
- 47. Ryder HESJEDAL, Garmin-Sharp, at :00
- 48. Daniel NAVARRO GARCIA, Cofidis, at :00
- 49. David ARROYO DURAN, Caja Rural-Seguros RGA, at :00
- 50. Jesus HERNANDEZ BLAZQUEZ, Tinkoff-Saxo, at :00
- 51. Lawrence WARBASSE, BMC Racing, at :00
- 52. Andrew TALANSKY, Garmin-Sharp, at :00
- 53. Giampaolo CARUSO, Katusha, at :00
- 54. Gorka IZAGUIRRE INSAUSTI, Movistar, at :00
- 55. Mikel LANDA MEANA, Astana, at :00
- 56. Jonathan CASTROVIEJO NICOLAS, Movistar, at :00
- 57. Rohan DENNIS, BMC Racing, at :00
- 58. Sergio Miguel MOREIRA PAULINHO, Tinkoff-Saxo, at :00
- 59. Chris Anker SÖRENSEN, Tinkoff-Saxo, at :00
- 60. Tony MARTIN, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at :10
- 61. Adam HANSEN, Lotto-Belisol, at :18
- 62. Javier MORENO BAZAN, Movistar, at :25
- 63. Maxime MEDEREL, Europcar, at :26
- 64. Manuel QUINZIATO, BMC Racing, at :32
- 65. Lawson CRADDOCK, Giant-Shimano, at :45
- 66. Chad HAGA, Giant-Shimano, at :53
- 67. Adam YATES, Orica-GreenEdge, at 1:01
- 68. Ivan SANTAROMITA, Orica-GreenEdge, at 1:47
- 69. Simon CLARKE, Orica-GreenEdge, at 1:47
- 70. Paul MARTENS, Belkin, at 3:42
- 71. Koen DE KORT, Giant-Shimano, at 3:42
- 72. Kristian SBARAGLI, MTN-Qhubeka, at 3:42
- 73. Francesco LASCA, Caja Rural-Seguros RGA, at 3:42
- 74. Maxime BOUET, Ag2r La Mondiale, at 3:42
- 75. Alberto LOSADA ALGUACIL, Katusha, at 3:42
- 76. Romain SICARD, Europcar, at 3:42
- 77. Ivan ROVNY, Tinkoff-Saxo, at 3:42
- 78. Filippo POZZATO, Lampre-Merida, at 3:42
- 79. Paolo LONGO BORGHINI, Cannondale, at 3:42
- 80. Daniel TEKLEHAIMANOT, MTN-Qhubeka, at 3:42
- 81. Romain HARDY, Cofidis, at 3:42
- 82. Nikias ARNDT, Giant-Shimano, at 4:53
- 83. Hubert DUPONT, Ag2r La Mondiale, at 6:15
- 84. Matthias KRIZEK, Cannondale, at 6:15
- 85. Jacques JANSE VAN RENSBURG, MTN-Qhubeka, at 6:15
- 86. Dominik NERZ, BMC Racing, at 6:15
- 87. Danilo WYSS, BMC Racing, at 6:15
- 88. Koldo FERNANDEZ, Garmin-Sharp, at 6:15
- 89. Tobias LUDVIGSSON, Giant-Shimano, at 6:15
- 90. Guillaume LEVARLET, Cofidis, at 6:15
- 91. Nacer BOUHANNI, FDJ.fr, at 8:31
- 92. Philip DEIGNAN, Sky, at 8:31
- 93. Tom BOONEN, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at 8:31
- 94. Amets TXURRUKA, Caja Rural-Seguros RGA, at 8:31
- 95. Alexey LUTSENKO, Astana, at 8:31
- 96. Carlos VERONA QUINTANILLA, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at 8:31
- 97. Yohan BAGOT, Cofidis, at 8:31
- 98. Jerome COPPEL, Cofidis, at 8:31
- 99. Jurgen VAN DEN BROECK, Lotto-Belisol, at 8:31
- 100. Johannes FRÖHLINGER, Giant-Shimano, at 10:47
- 101. Nathan BROWN, Garmin-Sharp, at 10:47
- 102. Andrey ZEITS, Astana, at 10:47
- 103. Bart DE CLERCQ, Lotto-Belisol, at 10:47
- 104. Romain ZINGLE, Cofidis, at 10:47
- 105. Luis MAS BONET, Caja Rural-Seguros RGA, at 10:47
- 106. Kanstantsin SIUTSOU, Sky, at 10:47
- 107. Luis Leon SANCHEZ GIL, Caja Rural-Seguros RGA, at 10:47
- 108. Antonio PIEDRA PEREZ, Caja Rural-Seguros RGA, at 10:47
- 109. Johan LE BON, FDJ.fr, at 10:47
- 110. Greg HENDERSON, Lotto-Belisol, at 10:47
- 111. Merhawi KUDUS GHEBREMEDHIN, MTN-Qhubeka, at 10:47
- 112. Julian David ARREDONDO MORENO, Trek Factory Racing, at 10:47
- 113. Dmitry KOZONTCHUK, Katusha, at 10:47
- 114. Yury TROFIMOV, Katusha, at 10:47
- 115. Peter KENNAUGH, Sky, at 10:47
- 116. Kristof VANDEWALLE, Trek Factory Racing, at 13:40
- 117. Geoffrey SOUPE, FDJ.fr, at 13:40
- 118. Vasil KIRYIENKA, Sky, at 13:40
- 119. Ramon SINKELDAM, Giant-Shimano, at 13:44
- 120. Patrick GRETSCH, Ag2r La Mondiale, at 13:44
- 121. Javier Francisco ARAMENDIA LORENTE, Caja Rural-Seguros RGA, at 13:44
- 122. Marcel AREGGER, IAM Cycling, at 13:44
- 123. Stef CLEMENT, Belkin, at 13:44
- 124. Karol DOMAGALSKI, Caja Rural-Seguros RGA, at 13:44
- 125. Maarten TJALLINGII, Belkin, at 13:44
- 126. Martijn KEIZER, Belkin, at 13:44
- 127. Andrea GUARDINI, Astana, at 13:44
- 128. Sébastien HINAULT, IAM Cycling, at 13:44
- 129. Johan VAN SUMMEREN, Garmin-Sharp, at 13:44
- 130. Bryan NAULLEAU, Europcar, at 13:44
- 131. Jesse SERGENT, Trek Factory Racing, at 13:44
- 132. Cameron MEYER, Orica-GreenEdge, at 13:44
- 133. David MILLAR, Garmin-Sharp, at 13:44
- 134. Yannick MARTINEZ, Europcar, at 13:44
- 135. Nathan HAAS, Garmin-Sharp, at 13:44
- 136. Yaroslav POPOVYCH, Trek Factory Racing, at 13:44
- 137. Maciej BODNAR, Cannondale, at 13:44
- 138. Peter SAGAN, Cannondale, at 13:44
- 139. Jose Rodolfo SERPA PEREZ, Lampre-Merida, at 13:44
- 140. Damiano CUNEGO, Lampre-Merida, at 13:44
- 141. Guillaume BOIVIN, Cannondale, at 13:44
- 142. Vegard BREEN, Lotto-Belisol, at 13:44
- 143. Cédric PINEAU, FDJ.fr, at 13:44
- 144. Oscar GATTO, Cannondale, at 13:44
- 145. Imanol ERVITI, Movistar, at 13:44
- 146. Sergei CHERNETSKI, Katusha, at 13:44
- 147. Gianluca BRAMBILLA, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at 13:44
- 148. Philippe GILBERT, BMC Racing, at 13:44
- 149. Jasper STUYVEN, Trek Factory Racing, at 13:44
- 150. Fabian CANCELLARA, Trek Factory Racing, at 13:44
- 151. Jerome COUSIN, Europcar, at 13:44
- 152. Alessandro DE MARCHI, Cannondale, at 13:44
- 153. Jens DEBUSSCHERE, Lotto-Belisol, at 13:44
- 154. Johann TSCHOPP, IAM Cycling, at 13:44
- 155. Pim LIGTHART, Lotto-Belisol, at 13:44
- 156. Damien GAUDIN, Ag2r La Mondiale, at 13:44
- 157. Christian KNEES, Sky, at 13:44
- 158. Daniele BENNATI, Tinkoff-Saxo, at 13:44
- 159. Yauheni HUTAROVICH, Ag2r La Mondiale, at 16:55
- 160. Matteo TOSATTO, Tinkoff-Saxo, at 16:55
- 161. Michael Valgren ANDERSEN, Tinkoff-Saxo, at 16:55
- 162. Dan CRAVEN, Europcar, at 16:55
- 163. Daniil FOMINYKH, Astana, at 16:55
- 164. Sam BEWLEY, Orica-GreenEdge, at 16:55
- 165. Pirmin LANG, IAM Cycling, at 16:55
- 166. Natnael BERHANE, Europcar, at 16:55
- 167. Roberto FERRARI, Lampre-Merida, at 16:55
- 168. Dominic KLEMME, IAM Cycling, at 16:55
- 169. Moreno HOFLAND, Belkin, at 16:55
- 170. Martin VELITS, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at 16:55
- 171. Thibaut PINOT, FDJ.fr, at 16:55
- 172. Sébastien TURGOT, Ag2r La Mondiale, at 16:55
- 173. Laurent MANGEL, FDJ.fr, at 16:55
- 174. Robert WAGNER, Belkin, at 16:55
- 175. Jay Robert THOMSON, MTN-Qhubeka, at 16:55
- 176. Sander ARMEE, Lotto-Belisol, at 16:55
- 177. Fabio FELLINE, Trek Factory Racing, at 16:55
- 178. Brett LANCASTER, Orica-GreenEdge, at 16:55
- 179. Jacopo GUARNIERI, Astana, at 16:55
- 180. Nikolas MAES, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at 16:55
- 181. Vincent JEROME, Europcar, at 16:55
- 182. Jonathan FUMEAUX, IAM Cycling, at 16:55
- 183. Maximiliano Ariel RICHEZE, Lampre-Merida, at 16:55
- 184. Louis MEINTJES, MTN-Qhubeka, at 16:55
- 185. Jimmy ENGOULVENT, Europcar, at 16:55
- 186. Gert JOEAAR, Cofidis, at 16:55
- 187. Dario CATALDO, Sky, at 16:55
- 188. Gerald CIOLEK, MTN-Qhubeka, at 16:55
- 189. Carlos Alberto BETANCUR GOMEZ, Ag2r La Mondiale, at 16:55
- 190. Rinaldo NOCENTINI, Ag2r La Mondiale, at 16:55
- 191. Adriano MALORI, Movistar, at 16:55
- 192. Luke ROWE, Sky, at 16:55
- 193. Matteo PELUCCHI, IAM Cycling, at 16:55
- 194. Aleksejs SARAMOTINS, IAM Cycling, at 16:55
- 195. Murilo Antonio FISCHER, FDJ.fr, at 16:55
- 196. Mitchell DOCKER, Orica-GreenEdge, at 16:55
- 197. Jaco VENTER, MTN-Qhubeka, at 16:55
- 198. Anthony ROUX, FDJ.fr, at 17:37
- Looking for something preferably in a 46 with a shallow drop. Would also be very interested in a set of salsa cowbell or cowbell II bar.
- Experience the best mountain biking in the Midwest at the Brown County Epic Festival, Oct. 10-12, 2014 (formerly the Brown County Breakdown). Located in Brown County, Indiana the festival and epic ride offer tons of flowing single track during prime Autumn Season. These trails exist because of Hoosier Mountain Bike Association (HMBA), this event, and our supporters! Come for the weekend and experience an impressive array of cycling inspired events and resources. The festival will have something for everyone; camping, demos, food trucks, beer garden, group rides, games, kids zone, raffles, live music, post ride BBQ, and more.
Ride options are 25, 50, 75, and 100-mile routes, 50-100 mile routes include trails not open to mountain biking at any other time and include Yellowwood State Forest. All proceeds go to Hoosier Mountain Bike Association (HMBA), which means more trails in Brown County and across Indiana! You can register for the event on https://www.bikereg.com/brown-county-epic
The early bird restoration ends on August 31st. The event cost goes up from $75 to $105 for those who register after the 31st.
We will be opening a new section of trail in Brown County State Park for the event and showing of trails to come in Yellowwood State Forest.
Giant-Shimano’s John Degenkolb delivered a stage win Tuesday at the Vuelta a España, after what he called a “disappointing” result on stage 3.
Degenkolb handily won the stage 4 sprint in Córdoba, just northeast of Seville.
At first, in the final kilometer, it looked like IAM Cycling’s Vicente Reynès might have had the jump to make it to the line first. But he was no match for the versatile German sprinter.
Degenkolb made short work of a peloton greatly reduced by two categorized climbs and hot temperatures.
The Giant-Shimano rider has not been immune to the heat, though. “Yesterday was quite disappointing to not hang on, it was too explosive,” he said. “Today I felt a little better. To handle the heat, I need a day or two to adapt. Today, it worked out, and my team did a great effort to keep me there. It’s great to win another stage of the Vuelta.”
“I tried to follow the guys,” said Reynès. “When [they] stopped, like 400 meters to go, I start my sprint. It was really far, but [it] was the only chance to have, to surprise them. … It didn’t work out really well, but it’s second place, and I’m really happy for this result.”
Four riders off the front
Early in the 164.7km stage, four riders attacked and established the day’s breakaway. The escapees were: Francisco Javier Aramendia (Caja-Rural), Gert Joeaar (Cofidis), Sebastien Turgot (AG2R La Mondiale), and Jimmy Engoulvent (Europcar).
Although their early advantage was near four minutes, the break’s lead mostly hovered between two and three minutes over the peloton.
With 55 kilometers to, the gap was well under a minute, and Turgot gave up on the escape.
Amets Txurruka (Caja Rural) seized the opportunity at the start of the first climb and attacked from the peloton. He quickly caught and passed the leaders.
After the descent of the Alto de San Jerónimo, Engoulvent bridged to Txurruka.
However, the two leaders were soon caught on the first trip through Córdoba, at the base of the day’s second climb, a category 1.
On the Alto del Catorce por Ciento, Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) attacked, and he was soon joined by Adam Yates (Orica-GreenEdge), and Winner Anacona (Lampre-Merida). Romain Sicard (Europcar) also attacked from the field to join the leaders.
Back in the peloton, Cadel Evans (BMC) was sidetracked by a flat tire.
Despite a furious descent into Córdoba, the break’s lead was a mere 10 seconds.
The break was caught as the race entered Córdoba for the second time, with nine kilometers remaining.
Degenkolb is peerless in the sprint
The bunch swelled behind Orica-GreenEdge, as they took the front on a wide highway at six kilometers to go. The peloton had been pared down by the hard climbing. Stage 2 winner Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ.fr) was not in contention.
Adam Hansen (Lotto-Belisol) attacked just outside one kilometer to go. He got a slight gap, but never enough to jeopardize the inevitable sprint finish.
Inside of the final kilometer, Dan Martin (Garmin-Sharp) led out the sprint, likely just trying to avoid the chaos behind.
Reynès took up the sprint with about 500 meters left, but he was no match for Degenkolb, who quickly dispatched the Spaniard and won the sprint by several bike-lengths. Race leader Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge) was third.
Matthews keeps the red jersey as race leader. Nairo Quintana (Movistar) remains in second place, eight seconds behind, while his teammate Valverde is third place overall, 15 seconds back.
“I love the Vuelta a España,” said Degenkolb. “… I love the weather and the country. I am always happy to be here and enjoy the lifestyle and the food.”
More heat is expected for Wednesday’s 180km stage from Priego De Córdoba to Ronda. Stage 5 will feature a rolling profile, with a category 3 climb in the final 20 kilometers.
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MAIRENA DEL ALCOR, Spain (VN) — After a European summer without high temperatures, the peloton is wilting under a scorching sun during the opening stages of the Vuelta a España.
Most of the 2014 racing season has been punctuated by cool, mild weather. Even the Tour de France barely saw summer-like temperatures until the final week of racing. The first week of the Vuelta across sunny Andalusia is certainly making up for lost time in Europe’s mild summer.
“I am from Texas, but this is still hot for everyone,” Chad Haga (Giant-Shimano) told VeloNews before the start of stage 4. “Everyone is just doing what they can to stay hydrated.”
Temperatures are soaring into the mid- to high-90Fs in the first few stages. Evenings and mornings are delightful in Spain’s tourist-packed south, but the mid-day afternoon sun, just when the meat of the Vuelta stages are held, make for some extreme conditions.
The sun blared down on the peloton during Monday’s stage to Arcos de la Frontera, forcing them to ride at a snail’s pace until the final hour of racing. Monday’s stage finished nearly 90 minutes later than expected, with an average speed of 36kph, well below the typical that hovers around 40kph. Tuesday’s stage, under even warmer temperatures, was equally slow going in the middle part of the stage.
Air temperatures are pushing 100F, and it’s even hotter with the sun beating off the asphalt.
Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing) posted to Twitter on Monday that he lost 4.5kg (10 pounds) during the stage. That is mostly water weight, quickly recovered when riders refill the tank in the evening, but it revealed just how extreme conditions are during the race.
“It certainly makes the racing more demanding,” Trek’s Haimar Zubeldia told VeloNews. “The heat is part of racing, especially down here in the south. It affects everyone a little different. Personally, I don’t mind it. The key is to stay hydrated.”
Teams were taking extra care to make sure their riders had plenty of water and drinks during the stage. Tinkoff-Saxo said it went through 200 bidons in Monday’s stage. Europcar went even further Tuesday, filling 250 water bottles for the demanding stage to Córdoba, where it was even hotter.
“That’s about 12 bottles per rider,” Tinkoff-Saxo sport director Philippe Mauduit told VeloNews. “Of course, they don’t drink all of that. Some of it is for pouring over their heads.”
Tinkoff-Saxo is utilizing the water bottle vests that it introduced during the Tour de France. Instead of trying to stick as many water bottles into their jersey as possible, riders can slip on the vest, which holds seven water bottles, plus the two on their bike, and quickly regain contact with the peloton.
“With the vests, it’s a lot easier for the riders. It takes maybe 20 seconds at the team car, and they can quickly regain contact,” Mauduit explained. “It’s also less dangerous. There’s no danger of dropping a water bottle.”
Teams are also taking care to keep their riders not only hydrated, but also cool. Riders were spotted Tuesday starting the stage with ice packs on their backs, in an effort to at least control body temperatures.
Teams are also watching details, such as helmet selection. Specialized’s riders, for example, used its special, high-ventilation helmet, Evade, which is estimated to have saved Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) 210Kj during Monday’s stage.
Forecasters are calling for increasing heat across southern Spain. And temperatures tend to increase in Spain’s interior, with cities like Córdoba, Granada and Albacete much warmer than the coastal cities.
The peloton likely won’t get a reprieve until stage 9 that climbs into some higher terrain with the uphill finale at Valdelinares.
The irony is that local residents during the opening days in Jerez de la Frontera were commenting how mild the summer heat has been in August. It can be even hotter. Government officials issue temperature warnings for extreme conditions. Tuesday’s stage was held under a “yellow” condition. It must hit the 40Cs to warrant a “red” warning, when it’s recommended to avoid hard physical efforts during the hottest part of the day.
For the riders in the Vuelta peloton, they don’t have that choice.
- Up for grabs - selling my AmClassic 46 tubulars. They were purchased earlier this season and have
seen limited race use only. They have new Vittoria SC 25's mounted to them that have only been used once.
Wheels will come with skewers and a wheel bag that was an add-on.
Here's a link to the spec's per American Classic.
They're light and spin up fast.
Thought someone might want to race them this weekend - just saying...
or they'd make a great cross wheel!!!
They're in super shape - see pics.
Let me know if you're interested - located in Webster Groves.